I can understand that you might not want to watch me play GRAND THEFT AUTO V for three hours straight, but do you really not understand the enjoyment we get out of them? As much as we like boobs, we don’t want a set of our own. So don’t expect us to have our kids’ names already picked out and stuff like that. We know you think they’re childish, but these days, most of them really aren’t. You call it “disgusting,” we call it “homey.” Meat is good. Besides, you know that tofu raises your estrogen levels, right? Most of us want to be successful in our professions and relationships, but we’re more focused on what we can do right now to achieve those things.
They love the feeling of no-pressure spaciousness when it comes to both social and romantic interactions.
They love hanging out with their buddies, all of them laughing without a care in the world.
Dating can be hard for these men because they can often feel on-the-spot, like they have to produce suave content out of nowhere.
We like the opportunity to break out the toolbox and repair (or at least attempt to repair) anything that’s broken.
This is on the darker side, because we know it’s not really fair. But there’s also plenty of data out there that suggests multitasking might not be all that great, anyway. I can’t tell you how many times at the end of a chemistry-free date, I’ve told myself “Don’t say you’re gonna call her.” But I say it almost every time. By adulthood, most of us can tamp it down—we want to be civilized.